Soldier in Iraq's wife found dead

Jail cop charged in death of woman missing since Saturday

Wednesday, Sept. 29, 2010 3:20 PM
Last updated 3:28 PM
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SAVANNAH, Ga. — A coroner says the body of a Fort Stewart soldier's wife who had been missing for several days has been discovered in Long County.

Long County coroner Emmett Patterson told the Associated Press a body found today in a wooded area near a rural highway was identified as that of 42-year-old Lori Arrowood.

Georgia Bureau of Investigation special agent Micah Ward says authorities have arrested Kenneth Lumpkin, a corrections officer in neighboring Liberty County.

Ward says Arrowood and Lumpkin knew each other. He declined to discuss any motive or say how she was killed.

Authorities say Arrowood's husband is an Army soldier serving in Iraq. Her 17-year-old daughter reported her missing Saturday.

Georgia Bureau of Investigation special agent Micah Ward said the arrest was based on interviews with Lumpkin following the officer's arrest.

 Arrowood had been scheduled to attend a horseshow in Long county but never arrived.

Her daughter, 17, was the last person to see her before she left her home.

 For the past three days, soldiers from Fort Stewart and community members have searched for Arrowood in the wooded area around her home.

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mable8 09/29/10 - 05:25 pm
Evidently, chadwick, you

Evidently, chadwick, you think the very worst of the victim in this case; I would say that it doesn't look good for the perpetrator...after all, he murdered the woman. Condolences to the daughter and husband; may the victim rest in peace.

check 09/29/10 - 08:09 pm
Sacrifices are common in the

Sacrifices are common in the military when spouses go to war. Cheating is common in any sector of society. God bless families and soldiers for their many sacrifices.

cricket999 09/29/10 - 10:05 pm
It does not have to be

It does not have to be cheating.
It 'could' be a case of unwanted advances.

"And, when my HUSBAND gets back from Iraq .................. "

badassie 09/29/10 - 10:48 pm
Everyone is innocent until

Everyone is innocent until proven guilty. No one should murder anyone. But some people are uninformed with what really goes on in many military families lives. No, it does not have to be that she cheated on her husband and you may never know those facts. But after spending 30 years on military bases I stand by my general statement that , "cheating is common while military men and women are abroad or on field traning." Anyone in base housing or around other military individuals know this. So don't try and play that coy card with us. No one is saying the woman cheated. No one is assuming she cheated but the facts are what they are. Pull you head out the sand. Let's hope the perp that allegdly killed her talks so you will know what happened. If you can't handle the truth you shouldn't be here in these pages voicing your opinion and giving unfounded verbal warnings. If you have thin skin and cannot accept someone else's general opinion then it's your problem! And what will be your opinion when you find out the truth?
"It's a said affair and a tragic loss regardless for one of our finest!"

dani 09/29/10 - 11:06 pm
bad, you said, "No one should

bad, you said, "No one should murder anyone. But some people are uninformed with what really goes on in many military families ::'

It it not only military families, we don't know what really goes in most families, that's the way it's meant to be.

I feel sorry for the poor husband if he is indeed still her husband. Might have been separated?

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